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April 1, 2014


Baby Chicks Hatch at MRH Middle School

baby chicks hatching There is an abundance of new life in the Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School this spring season. MRH is known for its enthusiasm about all things chicken, including various chicken coops throughout the district and the book, Chickenology, published by High School students. As a result, this has sparked current science teacher, Bill Henske, to continue the legacy by incorporating chicken knowledge and information into his lesson plan and curriculum.

On March 24, 2014, over 20 chicks hatched in the Middle School. There are four different kinds of chicks that have hatched. The students are definitely excited about this recent event, and they have been visiting the chicks daily, picking them up and naming them. 

“This has been a really fun experience especially for our students as we patiently waited for the chicks to hatch. We kept track of them before they hatched by watching their egg-shell colors and identify their species,” said Jennifer Jones, Middle School Math Teacher.

A live feed went viral through MRH on the day that the chickens hatched. The community, students and staff watched anxiously for the arrival of the baby chicks.

As the chicks get older and can survive alone outside, some will stay at the middle school, a couple will go to the Early Childhood Center chicken coop and respective families will be able to take the chicks home with them as well.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.